Digital Immigrants teaching Digital Natives

If you look at the demographics of law faculty and law students, there's a divide. Most law faculty are digital immigrants (people who had to learn to use technology) while many if not most law students are now digital natives (people who have always had it). I propose a session that focuses on some of the difference between digital immigrants and digital natives, and some of the issues that may arise when digital immigrants teach digital natives the skills necessary to practice law (which is still predominantly populated by digital immigrants).
For example, I will examine differences like:
  1. "Just in case" learning versus "Just in time" learning,
  2. Step-by-step learning versus video game learning (trial & error) and hypertext
I will also discuss some of the issues raised by digital natives who are connected 24/7 and are used to instant responses.

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06/17/2016 - 10:30-06/17/2016 - 11:30

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